Tear Through East Clare, the successful cycling event, returns on Saturday, September 16th, bigger and better this year with a choice of four routes.
Following public demand, this year sees the introduction of a longer 140km route also the 100km and 40km routes plus a family fun 10K cycle. All routes will start and finish at the Kilkishen Cultural Centre.
The 140km route traverses Sixmilebridge, Cratloe over Gallows Hill, Cooleycasey, Broadford, Bodyke, Scarriff and into Mountshannon for a food stop.
From Mountshannon the cycle bypasses Whitegate before taking the high road close to Woodford then back towards Lough Atorick, Lough Graney, Caher, Glendree, Tulla and returning to Kilkishen.
The 100km route travels via Sixmilebridge, Cooleycasey, Broadford, Bodyke, Scarriff and into Mountshannon for a food break.
From Mountshannon, the cycle continues over the Middleline Road, the Norbury Line, via Lough Graney to Caher, Glendree and on to Tulla before returning to Kilkishen.
The 40km route turns left leaving Kilkishen via Pollugh to Foxes Cross, then left again to Broadford. From there, the route continues to Bodyke where there will be a water stop before returning via Tulla.
Detailed maps of all routes and online registration are available on www.kilkishen.com. Stay up to date with developments in the countdown to this year’s event by following the “Tear Through East Clare” Facebook page.
This cycling event is organised by Kilkishen Development, to support the fundraising efforts for the Kilkishen Cultural Centre which is carrying a debt of €21,000 that the committee is currently working to reduce.